Name : Edward B. Davis
Industry Type : Real Estate Developers
City & State : Mission Viejo, CA
Job Title Vice President of Development
Relocation Preferences : Open
Objective : To obtain a position within an organization that will allow me to utilize and expand on my training and experience as a development manager specializing in real estate acquisitions, development, construction, entitlement and financial analysis.
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Edward B. Davis

Career Objective
To obtain a position within an organization that will allow me to utilize and expand on my training and experience as a development manager specializing in real estate acquisitions, development, construction, entitlement and financial analysis.

Executive Profile
Dynamic, motivated, experienced and driven Real Estate Professional with over 10 years experience in real estate project management, acquisitions, entitlement, marketing, finance, construction, and development. Excellent ability to collaborate with others, manage, work independently or as part of a team, multitask, initiate action, adapt to change, make difficult decisions and accept challenging assignments. Skilled financial and analytical abilities with hands-on experience and the ability to get it done.
Ability to locate, read, analyze and interpret technical procedures and governmental regulations.
Skillful at reading, understanding and analyzing drawings, plans, maps, and technical reports.
Grew a project from 24 units, when purchased, to 60 units, thereby increasing projected project revenues from roughly $28 million to nearly $70 million.
Project Manager of assets with projected total gross revenues in excess of $600 million.
Capacity to manage, motivate and work effectively in a cohesive a team of professionals.
Analytical skills required to create and modify highly complex project cash flows/proformas.
Estimate projects using sharp mathematical and construction knowledge.
Purchaser with a proven track record - reduced construction costs 15.5% at current employer
Analyze market conditions to determine property values and project feasibility.
Proven ability to establish credibility with partners, peers, teams and leadership at all levels.
General construction knowledge.
Ability to understand and interpret legal documents, appraisals, engineering plans, maps and related documents.
Assume accountability for successful completion of projects by executing the details.

Vice President of Development, Pacific Coast Development, LLC 4/2008-Present
Responsibilities include:
Communicate formally on a frequent basis the status of my projects with the owners and investors.
Develop and implement cost effective strategies to operate, promote and sell/lease various owned properties.
Negotiated favorable real estate transactions, analyze situations, identify problems, and implemented solutions.
Created complex financial models to analyze current financial positions of all company assets and recommend best possible exit strategy.
Create and maintain highly complex and detailed proformas to evaluate possible deals and existing project restructures.
Work closely with investors, potential investors, banks, attorneys, real estate brokers, buyers joint venture partners and consultants.
Oversee minor and major construction projects delivering on time under budget results.
Travel to projects to oversee progress, implement new strategies, and report back status.

Project Manager, Mesa Verde Development, Inc. 10/2006-2/2008
Responsibilities include:
Interface and report progress and goals to Senior Executives and manage company objectives.
Visit construction site and communicate with construction managers to ensure projects are progressing as planned.
Implement design or other changes that will enhance the quality of the project and reduce construction costs.
Develop scopes of work, prepare budgets, perform take-offs, solicit bids and award contracts.
Establish relationships and collaborate effectively to get products at the lowest price and the highest quality.
Manage and improve supplier relationships and the transactional processes.
Negotiate supplier contracts and facilitate processes with internal departments and suppliers.

Director of Acquisitions, SWD Communities, LLC 5/1999-10/2006
Responsibilities included:
Responsible for performing all tasks related to the development process including: assembling and managing a consultant team, managing the entitlement process, and developing and maintaining accurate budgets.
Developed strategy for site selection and land acquisition within California for aggressive growth plan.
Served as the primary associate responsible for initial due diligence efforts required in the review, analysis and implementation of company objectives.
Communicate with investors, potential investors, banks, attorneys, joint venture partners and consultants.
Participate in presentations to potential investors and lenders as part of the management team.
Assisted is business and legal negotiations of various transactions.
Coordinate due diligence and development related activities; obtaining governmental approvals as well as handling property closing implementations.
Help write letters of intent outlining principal business terms of transactions.
Prepare Investment Memorandums.
Support due diligence/financing/closing activities.
Assist in the negotiation of complex transactions for purchase/sale agreements and other real estate transactions.

Retail Management - 1989-1999
Consistent sales leader as well as a manager of sales teams, responsibilities included: scheduling, hiring and training, achieving set sales and performance quotas, and maintain a balanced inventory.

Was a key player on a team that set up the merchandising of new stores, followed detailed floor plans communicated with corporate buyers and merchandising people to assist in the orchestration of in-store signage, as well as product displays in brand new retail stores.

University of Phoenix, Foothill Ranch, CA
Business Administration

Software Knowledge
Expert in the use of Personal Computer (PC) and software applications such as (but not limited to): Microsoft Office (Word/Excel/Outlook/PowerPoint), Microsoft Project, Adobe Photoshop, AutoCAD and Lotus 1-2-3.

Professional References

William D. Foote
SWD Communities, LLC

Richard C. Overstreet

Harry E. Turner
HT Advisors

Jim Emerson
B&E Engineers
626-446-4449 ext 15

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